What is the Lemon Law?
At its most basic, the Lemon Law requires anyone who promises to repair a vehicle, to keep their agreement, or to repurchase or replace it if they don't.
What qualifies as a "Lemon"?
The Lemon Law requires that the vehicle has a "non conformity to warranty" thatsubstantially impairs the use, value, or safety of the vehicle to the buyer.
The #1 Myth
It is not necessary to have a certain number of repairs within the first year or first 18,000 miles, no matter what you may have heard.
The Consumer's Obligation
The manufacturer must be given a reasonable opportunity to make the repairs.
Arbitration is a rigged game. It is run by the manufacturers, for the manufacturers.
What is covered?
The Lemon Law applies to any vehicle with a warranty. The Lemon Law even applies to used vehicles that come with a warranty from the Dealer.
What You Recover
If the vehicle is a lemon, the consumer is entitled to recover the money he or she put into the vehicle.
The Manufacturer's Obligation
The problem must be a substantial one in order to qualify. It must be one that significantly impairs the use, value, or safety of the vehicle.
How to protect yourself
If you think you may a lemon, be sure to keep good records. When you take the vehicle in to the dealer, tell them specifically what the problem is and describe it in detail.
Who pays the fee?
The Lemon Law is a "fee shifting" statute.